Tokyo Olympics: Deepak Punia’s coach expelled amid his behaviour after the match

Murad Gaidrov got expelled for arguing with the match referee in Bajrang Punia’s match. The IOC has cancelled his accreditation after the hearing.

Murad Gaidrov is an Avar Russian-Belarusian wrestler. He was Deepak Punia’s foreign coach and have represented Belarus in Beijing Olympic 2008 and grabbed the silver medal in his category.

The incident took place after the Bronze Medal match in the Men’s freestyle 86kg bout where Deepak Punia lost from his opponent against San Marino’s Myles Amine after being in the lead of 2-0 in the whole match but failed with only 10 seconds remaining in the clock. The referral was taken against the decision by India’s foreign coach as he was not happy with the call but unfortunately, the decision was in Amine’s favour only.


After the match allegations were made that coach Murad Gaidrov has assaulted the referee and is thrown out of the Olympic Village after the meeting was held. Since he was not happy with the call lead to such consequences which is certainly not acceptable at this level. He was immediately called up with the flight of 10:30 from Tokyo as tweeted by Rajeev Mehta.

”Indian Wrestling team’s foreign assistant coach Mr Murad Gaidarov who was involved in an uncalled incident of assault on one of the match referees is being withdrawn from the Tokyo Olympic Village immediately and is being called back to India on the latest flight,” IOA secretary general Rajeev Mehta tweeted.

Earlier he was also disqualified for assaulting his opponent after the loss in the 2004 Summer Olympics off the Arena Floor.